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The Right To Hunt and Fish: States’ Constitutional Push Gaining Steam

By Gene Barton

A few months ago my in-laws came up from Oregon for a visit. As my father-in-law lost interest in the conversation being dominated by my wife and mother-in-law, I found a fishing show on TV to entertain him.

The host was on the Mississippi coast — as best I can recall (and given later research) — and a state politico was his angling guest. At one point, the guest mentioned a then-current effort to amend the state constitution to incorporate a right to hunt and fish.

This was a new phenomenon for me and I was gob-smacked to hear that such a thing...

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